WC&P Railway Group

Copyright © 2009-2021 WC&P Railway Group


Remembering a unique railway – the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead.


We are the only group dedicated solely to this railway.

 

Ashcombe Road station, Weston

Our collection of Artefacts

We are building a collection of WC&PR original artefacts of which the main ones are listed below. Members may look at the full list by logging into the Members pages.

Cast-Iron Plate


Size: 12in x 2.5in approx.

It's not known whether it is a carriage plate or a poster board header. There are believed to be six in existence. Purchased by the Group at auction.


Quality plaster replicas available to purchase here.


Concrete sleepers (pots)


16 sleepers donated by Weston resident Mike Hodges (8 ‘standard’ size 20" x 12" x 6" and 8 ‘large’ - 24" long). Plus one additional one.


Wrought Iron Rail Spikes


A number of spikes – all were hand-made so vary in size.


Lengths of WC&PR Rail


Four lengths of rail each approx 22 ft long except one which has been cut slightly short. These are believed to be authentic WC&PR rails. Found on Avon Wildlife Reserve in Weston in Gordano and retrieved with permission.


Trespass signs x 2


White painted metal enamelled sign with black lettering 10" x 20". Rust patches. One donated by Dave Loving.


Tickets


Seventeen Return tickets in two halves:


A Cheap Ticket between Weston-super-Mare or Milton Road and Portishead. Perforated.


Two Workman's Tickets, one between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon, the other between Clevedon and Portishead. Not perforated.


Fourteen Excursion tickets between various stations; one appears not to be perforated.


Donated by David Pollard.


Jennings enamel sign


Jennings of Bristol manufactured the station shelters. This sign is identical to one on the side of the shelter at Wick St Lawrence Station and others.


GWR documents


192 GWR documents pertaining to their acquisition of ex-WC&PR property in 1940.


Donated by Terry Nicholls  


Photos

We have over 270 photos, mostly b/w prints and some negatives and about 30 postcards.


Other items


We also have fang bolts, lineside fencing items, train Staff Tickets, Financial Accounts and Statistical Returns of WC&PR for the Year ended 31st December, 1937, worksheets and ticket log books.



Members: log into the Members pages for a full list of our artefacts.


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